Robert L. Steere, 93, of Jamestown, formerly of Falconer, passed away Friday (April 26, 2013) in WCA Hospital.
A lifetime area resident, he was born March 7, 1920, in Jamestown, the son of the late Smith and Margaret Hunt Steere.
Robert graduated from Hornell High School and was a graduate of Syracuse University. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a P.O.W. Robert was employed in earlier years with Jamestown Royal and Union National Furniture. In 1960, he was appointed postmaster for the Falconer Post Office, which position he held for 20 years.
Robert was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Falconer, a member of the Falconer Fire Department, for more than 40 years, past president of the Falconer Lions Club, he was a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, the Vikings and a longtime member of the American Legion Henry Mosher Post 638, and secretary trustee of the Levant Cemetery Association.
Robert enjoyed bowling with the Falconer Business Men's League, playing golf and gardening.
Surviving is his wife, Phyllis E. Johnson Steere, whom he married May 22, 1948, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jamestown. He had six daughters; Elaine Stein of San Diego, Calif.; Kathryn (Gary) Elander of Christiansburg, Va.; Karen (Patrick) Brake of Raymore, Mo.; Martha Vanwormer of Corinth, N.Y.; Mary (Samuel) DelPopolo of Jamestown, N.Y.; Susan (Dan) Greiner of Bloomington, Ind.; many grandchildren: Claire, Hannah, and Ingrid of San Diego, Calif.; Michael (Amelia) of Va.; Jennifer (Ron), and Elizabeth of Mo.; Robert, Barbara and James of Corinth, N.Y.; Denielle of Chicago and Sammy of Jamestown; Andrew and Kimberly of Ind.; and three great-grandchildren: Ashton, Isabella and Ryan; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Dr. James Steere.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. in the Falconer Funeral Home.
The Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, in the Falconer Funeral Home, where the Rev. Timothy Hoyer, pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Levant Cemetery, Falconer.
Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Falconer or Lutheran Social Services.
Visit our website www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.